Hey y’all! I’m Bridgett, and I am so happy that you are here! Fix a drink and sit down a while (I’m sure you haven’t sat down all day), and I’ll tell you a little bit about myself.
- Why do you like to encourage fellow homeschool moms?
From what I’ve read in the Bible, I see that the Lord values and highly esteems mothers but our culture does not. This plays a significant role in a mom’s thoughts about herself, so I enjoy speaking encouragement to them and building them up in this most important season of life in which they find themselves.
- What do you think about when you are alone in the car?
Oh what a delight to be alone in the car! I usually think how strange it sounds…silence. It’s not something I hear very often. There could be quite a variety of things I might think of while in the car alone such as my grocery list, the items patiently sitting in my Amazon cart, how I should really plan more overnight getaways with my hubby, how I dislike how wide my thighs look when sitting down, why the Lord has blessed me in all the ways that He has.
- What has been your “career path”?
Small town, USA, is where I grew up and graduated from high school. After that I headed to junior college and then to the University of Mississippi, aka Ole Miss. I majored in biochemistry at the university because *my* plan was to go to Optometry School after graduation, but the Lord had other plans. Through His divine intervention, I did not go to Optometry School but rather went to Portugal as a missionary for two years. After my mission term ended, I came back to the States and married my hot hubby and had a thriving career in skin care sales. This was until God surprised us nearly 4 years later with a baby girl therefore landing me the best job in the world…motherhood! Somehow we knew before we ever had children that we would homeschool, so a few years after I had my first daughter, I got a promotion…homeschool educator! I was like other moms who started way too early and way too hard with their first-born children lol! I wish I had known about Miss Mason’s admonishment to not begin formal lessons until a child was 6 years old. I’ve essentially been homeschooling for 6 years but really should have only been homeschooling for 3 years. You can be sure that I will not be making those same mistakes with subsequent children. And now blogging has been added to my career and will serve to document our journey of home education the Charlotte Mason way.
- How did you meet Charlotte Mason?
As most moms who are contemplating homeschooling their children, I began researching all the different methods of home education. I read a bit about Charlotte Mason and was intrigued but felt that it was a little too “mamby pamby…walk in the park picking violets for nature study”, but boy was I ever wrong! And so were those blogs and articles I read! Looking back now I wonder if any of them had ever read her books because the information they gave was completely erroneous. Then several years later, I came back to Miss Mason but this time to her own words. This past spring my homeschooling philosophy was revolutionized through her Original Volumes and through the A Delectable Education podcast!
- What are some things you dislike?
Waiting, something not going how I thought it out in my head, the black hairs on my chin, people who act ridiculous just for attention, putting away the clothes, the broken system of CPS, but we persevere because there are children who need safe places.
- What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I shot the winning 3-pointer in my last high school basketball game at home! I was never really a fabulous player, but I was in the right place at the right time with 3 seconds left in the game.
- How did you get your hair that color?
I asked God for it haha! No seriously. I have alopecia, and my hair falls out. The first time this happened a few years ago, I asked the Lord if it ever grew back again to give me platinum white hair like Halle Berry on X-Men. And He did! When it falls out so much that there are holes in it, I get my husband to shave it for me (because I’m cool like that), and then when it starts growing back, it grows back white first and then my original dark color grows in randomly dispersed through it. Makes for some pretty cool highlights! I call it my “consolation prize” for having to go bald ever so often.
- You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color are you and why?
Cotton Candy! There’s nothing I love more than a big fluffy ball (is that the right term?) of pure pink and blue sugar on a stick. And another reason why is because my hands down favorite sunset is the cotton candy sunset. You know which one I’m talking about? It’s the one where the sky is soft, beautiful hues of pink and blue.
That’s enough about me! I would LOVE to know more about you! Would you tell me a bit about yourself and your family below? And if you don’t want to miss out on any of the new and exciting posts, subscribe to the blog!